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will the federal government do? pot still illegal federally. today, a legal toke of revolution burning here and soon colorado. now, colorado's law, almost the exact same, will get going by january 5th. and the federal government has only said so far that they are reviewing both states' programs and they remind them that federally, at least, it is still illegal to possess marijuana. back to you. >> miguel marquez for us this morning, thanks, miguel. let's get right to alan st. pierre, he's in washington, d.c., the executive director for the group fighting for the legalization of marijuana since they were founded back in 1972. nice to have you with us. you heard miguel's report. there are strict rules, it's going to be heavily taxed, still considered to be illegal by the feds. what's your reaction to what happened at the stroke of midnight? >> well, that's a celebration to be sure. that's pent-up 75 years of marijuana prohibition in america, even though the law technically doesn't allow for public use. let's acknowledge it was just a public celebration. >> so if you think that this is the end
. >> republicans should not be conceding that the federal government needs more money, negotiating with ourselves and treating the president's proposal like it's serious. >> look, i support the speaker and we're actually not very far apart on anything. you know at the end of the day, he has to negotiate a deal. if there is an area we do agree with the president on, that is 98% of the american people getting about 80% of this tax cut shouldn't have their taxes raised. my suggestion was let's take the one area we agree and take it off the table. >> now later this morning, president obama will be speaking and taking questions at the business round table meeting, a white house official saying that the president will make the case that middle-class americans need certainty that their taxes will not go up at the end of the year. he will also make the case that this fiscal cliff will have a negative impact on the overall economy and he will push these business leaders to support his approach. soledad? >> dan lothian, in washington, d.c., for us, thank you. >>> just a few minutes we'll be chatting with s
-year career. clearly a hero. >>> a government official reports nine people were wounded when bird shot pellets were shot into tahrir square. and rallies being held today leading to saturday's vote on a new constitution. >>> and hawaii democrat daniel inouye is in the hospital, he has recently been seen using oxygen on the floor of the senate. he served in world war ii and won the medal of honor and witnessed the japanese bombing of pearl harbor and will mark 50 years in the senate on january 3rd. we hope he is recovering nicely. >>> parts of the country could see more rough weather. this one in volusia county, florida. two others in louisiana and alabama. reports as many as a dozen total. most of the south saw bad weather from rain to heavy winds. alexandra steele tracking weather for us this morning. good morning. >> good morning to you. 13 reports of tornadoes thus far. over 47 damage reports and you can see here, this was the line of a storm that moved through with the arctic front. the warm, moist air ahead of it. colder drier air behind it, and these are showing where you the tornado repo
the pressure and refused to descend the decree granting himself powers. his government has lost legitimacy. >>> union supporters in michi n michigan -- they are headed to the governors desk. final approval could come next week. it would make michigan the 24th right to work state in the nation. >>> chris christie explains his change of heart of president obama. check out what he told jon stewart on "the daily show." >> people have different skill sets at different times. >> so he wasn't a leader until you needed leadership? >> maybe until he was presented with a stark opportunity. >> "thursday night football" the denver broncos beat the oakland raiders 26-13. that's eight straight wins for the broncos. one sad note. a fan fell from the top deck of the coliseum during that game. he is hospitalized and he is in serious condition. it's a dreadful thing. >> certainly hope he can recover. that's terrible. >>> let's turn and talk about a story we chatted about yesterday. the cover story for "time" magazine. we were talking about it and that was the picture. that's the commissioner talking about
can't have a government that is especially republicans, holding hostage all of this country. 98% of our country. >> a negotiation. so i wouldn't -- i get are you a democrat. so you will blame it on republicans. >> democrat, republican, we saw the last time what happened we had a conflict like this around the debt ceiling debate. the debate ground on and consumer confidence dipped, the economy was hurt. credit downgraded. >> how likely it is we will have a deal? >> i am really hoping after seeing what happened last time, i really hope we learned a lesson from this. washington's inaction, people holding folks hostage over issues to me that are -- that are -- we should be debating about, extending tax cuts for 98% of americans will really hurt people. and these aren't folks making 250, half a million a year this will really hurt their families. >> bob kosher said this over the weekend. seems like he is ready to acquiesce a little bit. >> there is a growing group of folks that are looking at this and realizing that we don't have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issue before y
, when you look at medicare and individuals, the federal government has had first right of refusal on your paycheck. all of your working life and that money has been paid into medicare. we need to make certain that that trust fund, which is it is supposed to be, medicare and social security are trust funds, and they should be organized as trust funds. some of us have had legislation that would help with this issue. that obligation to our nation's seniors has to be met. if we do nothing then you're going to see those trust funds run out of money. social security is already pulling on the general fund. these are issues that you have to say, number one, let's stabilize it. number two, let's look at the long-term viability. number three, let's figure out how this obligation is going to be met to today's seniors, and near seniors and how we're going to make it workable. >> congresswoman -- >> you cannot leave this unattended. >> tom berger here. following up on ryan's question, those are big and lofty goals but let's talk about the next two weeks, ryan asked but the medicare eligibility
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